What I’m Reading–Quincy’s Woman by Gem Sivad

A new start to the week and a new read for me.  I began Quincy’s Woman over the weekend after finishing Love’s Prophecy (sigh) late Friday night.  So I’m not very far along in this western historical, but I must say I’m enjoying myself thoroughly.

I got this book for Christmas and am only now getting to read it–got sucked into the Outlander series and didn’t come up for air for almost three months.  But I wanted to explore all the other delicious novels I’d gotten in my Kindle stocking, so I’m taking a break from Jamie (hard to do, but I’ll survive LOL).

I know Gem Sivad’s work from reading her snippets on Six Sentence Sunday and was avidly following the sequel to this book, Perfect Strangers, on that hop and loved it.  But I wanted to start at the beginning and boy am I glad I did!  As I said, I’m not very far in yet, but even that short an acquaintance with the characters has me contemplating reading rather than writing.

What’s drawn me to Gem’s writing all along is her voice.  In all the snippets from her different books, her voice has been a constant–a combination of tell-it-like-it-is (with an intensity that makes you grip your e-reader or mouse) and a perkiness (not sure how else to describe it) that simply sucks me into the story.  Very frustrating when you crave more than six sentences or when you have to choose between reading and sleeping. 🙂

One other thing that I now love about Quincy’s Woman is the first love scene in the novel.  It is truly written as a first time experience might actually have occurred in the time period between two people of vastly different experiences.  It wasn’t sugar-coated, it wasn’t gritty, it was simply very real.  Which was wonderful.

That’s about all I can tell you right now about Quincy’s Woman.  I’m enjoying it thoroughly, looking forward to opening my Kindle each night, and even now looking ahead to the sequel because the characters have already engaged me.  At the rate I’m going, I’ll be done by the end of the week, so next Monday I’ll give you the final word on this book and a heads-up on what I’m reading next.

If you’d like to read more about Quincy’s Woman and other titles by Gem Sivad, here’s the link to her website, Gem Sivad:  Author and Dream Catcher.  Enjoy!

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15 Responses to What I’m Reading–Quincy’s Woman by Gem Sivad

  1. D'Ann Lindun says:

    That sounds wonderful. I’d liek to give it a go.


  2. Toni Kelly says:

    Sounds like a good read, please share more when you’re done. I’m always looking for a good book.


  3. Maggie O'Malley says:

    Sounds like a Gem of a read. LOL.


  4. Daryl Devore says:

    Sounds like a fabulous book – will have to check it out.


  5. caseamajor says:

    Jenna – Gem’s book sounds great. Thanks for sharing. I’m deep into Deborah Smith’s book A Gentle Rain It either won or finaled in the Rita for Mainstream w/ Romantic Elements. It’s very good. Recommend her stories. The Crossroads Cafe is now in my top three of all-time fav books.


  6. Great post. I’m going through all of Loretta Chase’s books right now.


    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Oh, I love her stuff, though I’ve only read one novella and one novel. I need to remedy that! Thanks for stopping by and reminding me, Ella! She got nominated for a RITA today, I believe.


  7. Hi Jenna!
    I read Quincy’s Woman last year and thought the same things you said in your post. I love Gem’s stories and have been waiting a while to read Perfect Strangers, which I was pleasantly surprised to see feature the same 2 characters. I was introduced to Gem’s work when I read Five Card Stud and let me tell you if you haven’t read it you definitely should:) Same thoughts from your blog post apply. Have fun reading!


    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Hi, Yadira! Yes, I’m quite the Gem fan now. Her Six Sunday snippets make my mouth water! I’m sort of glad I’m just now discovering her–I’ve got quite a backlist to get through so hopefully new ones will come out before I’m done with those. 🙂


  8. Patricia Green says:

    Downloading it now, Jenna. If you like it, I’m sure I will too. We’ll both have to see how the story ends! 🙂


    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Awww, thanks, Trish! And I know I tend to race to the end to see what happens and then unfortunately, it’s over. But if you’re satisfied (that “Awwww moment”), that makes all the difference. The big plus here is that there’s a sequel to look forward to as well. 🙂 You’ll have to keep me apprised on where you are in the story!


  9. Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) says:

    Another one to add to my TBR list! Thanks for sharing, Jenna!


  10. Brenda says:

    I’ve heard from someone else that this is a very good book. I think I’d like to read it. But first, I have to make a dent in my TBR pile on my Kindle, lol.

    Outlander–one of my all time favorites. Jamie…love him.


    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Not sure how you could read romance and NOT love Jamie. 🙂 I know what you mean about the TBR pile on the Kindle. It comes down to what can I live with less of–sleeping or writing. Sleep is really highly over rated. LOL


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